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could be in the water, they are not sure. >> watching the bay area weather as we have storm's coming through over the weekend and we'll find out what is in store as we head towards christmas. >> merry christmas eve and we'll take it straight out to storm tracker 4. we are dry for now though we have some oysters sitting off shore. it could reach land but that could be maybe a heavy sprinkle for those. for those of you along the coast line dry conditions for everyone else. temperatures out the door, 37 currently in santa rosa 344 vallejo with temperatures hovering just above the freezing mark. oakland towards richmond is 49 and san francisco. shows cloud cover will increase later on today and that is ahead of the storm headed our way. this will arrive on christmas day. future cast
four shows 9:00 a.m. white rate expected for santa rosa. putting the clock into motion heavier rain moves towards our north bay or around lunch time. around the east bay shoreline and those of you situated around the coast. we do have big changes to talk about and i will get more specific with your holiday forecast and show you what is on tap for the rest of the week. at seven a one it is time for traffic, good morning george. good morning and with traffic you have >> you have a light and easy ride. no a hot spots or problems. we do not even see the typically slow traffic for highway 4 or interstate the in the east bay. the peninsula and north bay rides are all very light right now. >> a developing story unfolding in marine county
where they are searching for a suspect who was stopped in a traffic stop that they lost. we would turn to europe >> daybreak is coming and we anticipate the search and rescue to come back out here for the cordillera creek. it started off as a simple traffic stop and the suspect jumped into the swollen banks of the court there creek. police stopped what they thought was a drunk driver. the suspect jumped over the fence after taking off and jumped into the creek. they were able to
keep visual contact with him for about a hundred yards that ultimately they lost sight of him. about 1:00 is when they sent out multiple agencies including the fire department and the marin county sheriff's department and the southern marin fire department and a search and water rescue boats. we had a chance to talk to the police chief and he talked about some of the concerns about the suspect. >> we're very concerned with the swift moving water that he could have gotten caught in something or possibly drowned. we are very concerned for his safety, we hope he is ok. we currently have a swift water rescue boat from the fire department now. we are going up creek trying to locate him. the water doesn't look too dangerous where we are right here by the bottom but i can tell you as yet further out the water is
very quick out there. there at that is the concern that he got caught. they suspended the search for about two hours stating it was just too dark. in a couple of minutes they will start searching again. >> up to they still have his car? >> yes they and pounded the car. it was about two or 3 mi. upstream or the stop took place. they said they know these suspects information. they will not release it to us they are just telling us it is an adult male. >> so they notice it is and they have his car but they want those there searching for. ok, thanks a lot jacket. >> lawmakers say it is that it'll be time to get back to work win at present obama returns to washington. time is running out to avert the fiscal cliff of tax increases in domestic
programs cuts in january. some members of congress are concerned that a deal can't be reached. >> we are going to go over the cliff now because that is what the president wants. you cannot negotiate with someone who does not want to negotiate. >> president obama is and why you right now and will be cutting his vacation short. we will see the taxes go up if we do go over the fiscal cliff. palin a nurses' strike thousands of nurses walked off the job today at nine bay area hospitals. nurses with a center helps halt the bay summit medical center are asking for a negotiated labor contracts and improvement in patient care protections. such as staffing levels, a health benefits, and sick days.
strikers a hospital officials want to reduce the number of paid sick days for nurses and technicians while maintaining health care coverage for those who work fewer than 30 hours a week. >> we're looking at power outages this morning all across the bay area. here's a look at the numbers. in the north bay 1075 people are without power. on the peninsula, 517. central coast, 376. and in the east bay 288 customers are without power. taking a live look as we're seeing the traffic in san jose as traffic said is very light right now. it will be tough to get around the malls though today. we will be right back.
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you can see it rushing down the steps of the stair well, causing the area to partially flood. no one was able to walk down those stairs without facing the risk of slipping. >> this morning we are waking up to much better conditions after flooding hit parts of the bay area. this is the latest from the national weather service. all hydro issues from yesterday's have subsided. all streams and creeks are within their banks a gang. if the napa river has peaked and is beginning to recede. the current level is 9.4 ft., while flood stage is at 16 ft. so we are much below that. the flood warning for the napa river has been cancelled. >> we do have locally dense fog for portions of the north bay. we have said improvements for novato. it
is clear conditions for the heart of the bay area. the visibility is down for those a you driving in the livermore area. we will see an increase in cloud cover to rob the day. this will arrive on christmas day the next storm. as you look out the window you will see that there are rain drops in santa rosa. it will continue to spread its way south. it will stretch all the way down to san francisco. it will remain dry for the south bay but rain will pick up in intensity as we head into 4:00 p.m. on christmas day. >> the bottom half of the bay area should remain dry. the heaviest showers will not pass through to a letter on the day. your christmas forecast shows that the north bay will have rain in the morning and their
morning lows will be in the 40's. for the peninsula and the bay shore it will rain in the afternoon. the south bay will be dry into a letter on an afternoon. if you are headed to the sierra keep your changes handy for interstate 80. it will be a snow right into wednesday. you could see from 4 to 8 in. of snow. your afternoon high today will be in the mid 50s. 56401 and the same thing for oakland. friday however will be a dry one under partly cloudy skies. as we head into saturday issued ba and dry one. >> we are minor's today
light ride around the bay area. our bridge check shows just how light the traffic is at the toll plaza. no meter in lights and no delays. we did have problems earlier but they are completely cleared. highway 92 lights. they have no delays. the golden gate bridge ride definitely is dry out as well. this is good news for the south about 101 ride. the traffic map shows that it is just 12 minutes. it has dropped from 16 minutes. this is from hercules to berkeley. we do have light traffic onto 8285. we are still delay free throw marin county. we're also tracking santa. on the other side of the
world santa is busy. last check week he will be are arriving at about a few hours. he is working his way round. we have been using fun facts about santa and one of the ways that day trek santa thiis that they use satellites to keep track of him. >> what do you think helps their beams? >> route off. >> this is the right spectrum and red is the right one to use because it's the same color of his nose. >> they're also using bitmaps and no maps. an hon >> they are also using 40
radars. >> today is a day for chp to crack down on drunken driving. there are reported that drivers have been arrested for d. wise. 700 drivers have been arrested statewide for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. 111 of those arrests were made here in the bay area. in 2011 the chp arrested 263 drivers statewide, 48 of which were here in the bay area. this means fatalities were reported on the state's freeways. dole's 15 out of eight were not weara were not wt
belts. here in the bay area there have been three fatalities. there were only three fatalities statewide on the same time in 2011 chp is maximum enforcement will continue to tomorrow's christmas holiday. >> continuing to track falling gas prices across the bay area. the average cost of gasoline of regular in san francisco this morning is $3.60. that average price it in san jose is $3.49 and $3.40 aces in oakland. the statewide average across california's $3.52. take a look this video from our kron 4 archives. >> flooding was bed yester day but almost 30 years ago
cars were almost fully submerged when marin county got hit with heavy rain. if this is old kron 4 video of severe flooding in san rafael from january of 1982. cars were not able to go anywhere in that water. highway traffic funneled down to one lane. >> snow on the evergreens may make for a white christmas, but it is also creating some of the worst travel conditions and 30 years in washington. mother nature forced the closure of highway 2 over stevens pass ice and heavy snow caused treacherous conditions over the weekend. many people found themselves stranded or severely delayed. >> the squaw valley resort has two skiers that were treated for non life- threatening injuries after
the recalled an avalanche. the slide happened just before 10:00 a.m. yesterday. the officials said that neither skier was completely buried by snow and ski patrol was on the scene within minutes. the victims were a 39 year-old woman and a 16 year-old boy. squaw valley says that more than a hundred staff and volunteers did a search of the area and they were able to confirm that no one else was caught in the slide. >> we will be right back.
the new version is expected to have a 9.7 in. screen. the fifth generation ipad is likely scheduled to be released in march of next year. apple is also going to be under production for a second-generation ipad mini as well. >> the high bid an unexpected journey has held on to the top spot at the weekend box office. the debt over $36 million easily be in a rush of holiday newcomers. meanwhile, tom cruise as jack richer came in second place with a $15.6 million debut. an opening at no. 3 with $12 million was the material comedies this is for it. the guilt trip, a 3 d version of monsters,
>> time is running out to ditcher gives under the tree before christmas. kron 4 as you'll leak is live in union square this morning where we expect to see crowds of last-minute shoppers. yoli >> has maisie's read open? >> yes. they are ready for business. in fact this is a very good time for you to come on to the stores because it is very quiet. if you have a last minute guess because they expected to get
very busy for the afternoon. yes square will open up about 8:00 a.m.. people can enjoy their time walking a round. it will probably get more busier later. >> when i passed by the mall earlier this was a rough weather i can imagine that union square today is not a bad day. >> eric us here now with our weather. it >> if you are heading out we do have high clouds in the distance. a small conditions as are your morning. if temperature rise is 49 degrees out the door in san francisco. as we take a look at the headlines you can
expect the skies to be full sun. the clouds will develop later on. there is a another storm system that is going to come on christmas day. if you can expect rain to began in the afternoon and then as we look ahead showers will continue on wednesday. we do have a slim possibility on thursday. i quickly want to take a look at satellite and radar. cloud cover will increase and we do have rain in the forecast. i will walk you through this in my next report. >> we continue to monitor a light ride on the bay area. the metering lights have not been activated this morning. if you could see that the traffic is light enough that we do not need the lights. >> a man was shot and killed
last night in oakland. marketing the city's 126 homicide of the year. e >> they continue to look for is suspects that jumped into the creek last night. the started about 1238 and the town of ross. they pulled over a suspected drunken driver. when they were giving the sobriety test to the suspect he took off 01 feet and just over a fence. he it and jumped into this creek. they were able to have visual contact with their flashlights but they try to encourage him to get out of the water and that of merely they lost contact with him. they called other agencies to come out to help the mob.them out.
>> they searched until about 430 this morning looking for any signs of the suspect. they could not find anything so that suspended the search. if they come back at daybreak to continue the search. so far they do not have any informational. this is where the command post was an obviously as this case and developing we will pass on any new information that we did. right now, we are waiting for search and rescue to come out here and start searching the creek again. >> authorities say they responded to a call of shots fired in the 700 block of market street around 830 last night. when they arrived, officers on an adult males suffer from a gunshot wound. that man was pronounced dead at the same.
this is the second homicide of the weekend leading up to the holiday. on saturday around 6:00 p.m., a double shooting on the 1100 block of 32nd street left one man dead and another man in stable condition. >> richmond's homicide rates are down. so far, the city only has 18 people killed down from 453 years ago and about half as many as the yearly average over the past decade. many credit the improvement to law enforcement and community efforts. unlike other cities or around the bay area, richmond has also increased their police force from 150 in 2006 to 190 sworn officers. the total crime rate is down about 20% since 2006. >> developing this morning
on the east coast. authority said that they are evacuate a lakeside neighborhood in western new york or two firefighters have been shot and killed are responded to a fire that has been engulfed. officials in the town of what's to say that someone shot at firefighters early this morning when they arrived at the see of the fire near lake ontario shore just east of rochester. >> it is my understanding now that there are three houses burning, possibly one motor vehicle barring that the fire continues to progress. the exposures allowed that progression and as soon as we can get equipment down in there, we will go in there and extinguish the fire. we approached it initially as we approach every report of a house fire. they were firemen respond and in both areas and their private
bills. upon going on location, we assume exiting their vehicles they encountered gunfire and they even believe were retreated. >> many lawmakers say that they are willing to pursue some changes in the national gun laws. however, they're facing opposition from the national rifle association. since the massacre is sandy hook elementary school in new town, connecticut senate term dianne feinstein has been promising to push for a renewal of legislation banning certain weapons. other senators have voiced their support for such legislation. but then in are a ceo wayne lapieree is dismissing any bans on assault weapons and made clear yesterday that it was highly unlikely that the nra would support any new gun
>> a break tone from some in congress sunday on reaching a deal with the white house to avoid the fiscal cliff. president obama and congress are on christmas vacation. it will be thursday before talks will resume to try to prevent automatic tax hikes and spending cuts from taking effect january 1st. andrew spencer has the latest. >> this is the first time
that i feel that it is more likely that will go over the cliff that not. if we allow this to happen it will be the most colossal consequence so act congressionally. this will be very irresponsible. >> president obama stated that he will cut his vacation short to try to handle this. the deadline is just a week away. >> a programming reminder to catch dr. phil right after the kron4 morning news at 10:00 a.m.. we will be right back.
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>> the mega yacht that steve jobs commission and the final years of his life has been impounded in amsterdam after a pay dispute involving the designer. the the mist, a $137 million, 260 ft. long yacht, made under official debut in late october. it is currently stuck in the port of amsterdam after the designer, philippe starck
hired a debt collection agency to attempt to remit the final payment for his design. according to lawyers at starck's design company, the designer has only received 6 million of the 9 million your rogue commission and is seeking the rest of the payment before the business will be released. >> it is kind of ugly. >> on to bay area weather. we will have more on the holiday forecast. >> we are taking a look at christmas eve conditions. here is a look at the james lick freeway. as we take a
look as storm tracker 4 the storm is not really that much to concern ourselves with right now. is just light rain. we do not have any real grain to contend with at this time. there is mid 30's out the door for santa rosa. it is 36 degrees and napa and upper 40's for san francisco. we will have more on future cast 4. we will continue to see passing showers as we head into the course of the day. >> here is a look at your christmas forecast. rain will approach early. the temperatures will be in the low 40's. it will be in the low 50s for that afternoon. it will be cloudy but dry for the most of the day for the south bay. your afternoon highs part are.
san jose is that 55 degrees. 56 degrees for oakland and your 7 day around the bay shows a there will be unstable whether that will be sticking around until the middle of the week. >> we have a modern trend light traffic around the bay area. if you are going out right now you will not find any problems. congestion is non existence. here is a look at your bay bridge ride. it is light enough that the metering lights have not been activated. as long as the traffic stays this way. the san mateo bridge ride is light. it is now at 11 is. there is very little traffic right now. the golden gate bridge traffic is trying to dry out. it is nice and easy. they do have the bridge setup for four lanes that are available southbound.
they may change the over. as we check the traffic maps we will update your drive times. was the first off that in a state 80 westbound is that 11 to 12 minutes for drive time. there are no delays for 24. the south bay freeway just has a little bit of sun on 1 01. there are no problems. the north bay ride is still without delay on 1 01 southbound carry i >> . we have been keeping track to where santa is. ed the north america can aerospace are using their satellite and radar to keep track of santa. right now santa is in indonesia. of all places, he is in christmas island. if this has been appropriately named. he is covering so
much ground how long do you think it takes santa to deliver 1 million presence? >> it brought will take into minutes, maybe five minutes. >> it is really hard to see him. he knows very fast. just forget about it. >> they're keeping track of the number of packages. >> there are about 7 billion people on earth. right now he is that 1 billion maybe 400,000 presence. >> he has surpassed mcdonald's. >> we have had an update in
and of data food allergies. a new study finds that more than 30 percent of children have been harassed by their classmates because they have allergies. if parents are only aware of it about half of the tie. the bullying is most likely to happen while they are in school and including teasing, waving school in the face, a principal at them, or forcing them to touch the food that triggers their allergies. >> full company suspect considerably less to advertise to children in 2009 than they did in 2006. the u.s. trade commission said that there has been a shift in the internet and products pitched the kids are a little heavier. cereal makers, fast food restaurants and other food companies have spent 20% less on advertising in 2009.
but companies say that they did not necessarily advertise less, but rather use cheaper on-line marketing. >> three california cities have been ranked as best places for me and in the united states. if the rankings were released by men's health magazine. here is a look at who is on the list. number one boise, idaho, no. 2 san francisco, no. 3 san no. 4 plano, texas. and number 33 was loss angeles. these ratings were based on crite is ranking fro the coas criteria rm the cost of living, a number of jobless, obesity, crime
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>> and the enormously bright christmas tree display at a house in southern california is attracting crowds and controversy. gen stored covered her fountain valley home with more than 65,000 christmas lights and seek them all to music. the display, which is its second year, is in memory of stores late husband. it draws
hundreds of people each night. but the display does not inspire christmas spirit and everyone, as some neighbors have complained to the police. the complaint? >> stores says that she is sorry that her neighbors do not like the display, but encourages them to enjoy the holiday cheer. some of the neighbors say that they want to go to city council to get an ordinance passed to kick a number of lights there in check. >> we do have a strange story in iran county where police are looking for a man who jumped in a creek. where will go live when we return. >>
them >> by breaking news this morning on the east coast. authorities say that they are evacuating a lakeside neighborhood in western new york were to firefighters have been shot and killed while they responded to a fire. officials in the town of webster said that someone shot at the firefighters early this morning when they arrived at the scene of the fire near the lake ontario shore just east of rochester. >> let's take a live looked at the golden gate bridge. we will see how long it will
last. >> what a relief. we are seeing clear conditions. temperatures are sitting in the 47 30's. when afternoon comes it will be mainly sunny skies. we may see scattered showers. here is a look at your satellite and radar. we are dry and the bay area but we do have a another storm that is, to roll through on christmas day. i will walk you through this coming up in my next report. >> we are still tracking a very light ride on the bay area. we are now looking at any hot spot or delays. if the bay bridge has not activated the metering lights. there is no need for the lights. the conditions are very light. not of the usual commute patterns. you will find a light commute
wherever you head. >> will track where cents the is that when we return. >> the time now is 8:01 a.m.. as you can sit in western new york there are three homes on fire after firefighters are arrived and they were shot at. four firefighters were shot while they responded to a fire. this is near rochester, new york. if two of the firefighters have been killed. the other two were taken to hospital and this is near the lake of ontario shore. this brought out about 6:00 in the morning and the firefighters got there and there arrived with one or more shooters who were on the scene. >> we have been following
this from new york and we do have more information. >> it is my understanding now that there are three houses burning, possibly one motor vehicle burning that the fire continues to progress. we approached it initially as we approach every report of a house fire. there were firemen who responded in both--upon going on location, they assumed accidie their vehicles when they encountered gunfire. >> there is no active shots being fired right now but the firefighters could not get near the flames do to the gunshots. there are just waiting at this time. 2 are
wounded, two are killed. >> police are searching for a man who jumped into a creek. kron 4 and jackie sizzled is live with more. >> they have suspended the search. search and rescue is are now back out here to look for the suspect. they stated that the suspect jumped in this creek after a routine traffic stop. according to the police department when their deputies pulled over a suspected drunken driver. while they gave him a sobriety check he then took off running he climbed over a fence and the altar early jump into this creek. obviously because of heavy rain the water was rushing very fast rate there were a but kit visual contact of him for about a hundred
yards and they kept encouraging him to get out of the water. they lost visual contact of him. they searched the water for several hours fresco and they could not find him. they searched until about 4:30 a.m. this morning. at this point is suspended and they stated they would return when they broke. we are right here in at the bottom of the breadth and this is just about two to 3 mi. away from the the incident happened. this is one of the command post. so far we have not seen no sight of the suspect. >> a bleak tone from some in congress on reaching a deal with the white house to avoid the fiscal cliff. if president obama and congress
are now on christmas vacation. it will be thursday before talks will resume to try to prevent the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts from taking effect on january 1st. andrew spencer has the latest. >> some republicans say that president obama wants the country to fall off the cliff. >> we have been over the cliff before and this is what we will do it again. >> house speaker john boehner failed to get votes on his plan be carry it on friday, the speaker and president left town without a deal. >> i have asked the leaders of congress to work with may to prevent a tax hike. >> the president's solution
was far from what i could see. >> the partisan bickering has put the country on the verge of an economic crisis. they are currently gridlock. >> if we allow the country to go the cliff this will be the most colossal consequential act of congressional irresponsibility. >> president obama isn't quite for christmas. he stated that he will cut his vacation short so that he can, with a bill. the deadline is just a week away. >> the time now is at 07 a.m.. we will be right back in a moment. this is live from van ness ave. we are it clear skies. we will be right back.
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>> analysts say that many shoppers have not been in the holiday spirit when it comes to spending money. the 04 hour day black friday weekend it started on thanksgiving was strong. rose 2t analysts say that sales fell 4.3% for the week ending december 15th. last week they forecast a holiday spending to decrease and a
2.5%. previous expectations were for a three-point 3% increase in spending. >> there are rumors that apple is working on a thinner and lighter ipad 5. the new conversion is expected to have a 9.7 in. screen. the fifth generation ipad is likely scheduled to be rebuilt in march of next year. apple is all sold in production of a second- generation ipad mini. >> the high bid an unexpected journey has hailed on to the top spot at the weekend box office. the film took over $36 million easily been a rush of holiday newcomers. meanwhile, tom cruise as jack richer came in second place with a $15.6 million debut. the time now is 80
video from san mateo sent by one of our viewers. rain poured into a hillside mall parking lot. look at all of the water. if you concede rushing down the steps of the stairwell. causing the surrounding area to partially flood. no one was able to walk down those stairs without facing the risk of slipping. >> this morning we are waking up to much better conditions after flooding hit parts of the bay area. this is the latest from the national weather service. all hydro issues from yesterday have subsided. all streams and creeks are within their banks again. the napa river has peaked and is beginning to received. the current level is a 9.4 ft., while flood stage is at 16 ft. so we are much below that. the flood
warning for the napa river has been cancelled. >> it is a clear morning outside and we do have locally dense fog in the north bay. it is about 3 tens of a mile. we are seeing significant improvement. the rest of the bay area is looking pretty good. the temperatures are in the upper if you have last minute christmas shopping to do use to get it done today. we will see pretty pleasant conditions for the north bay. we will set the stage for a storm that is expected to come through tomorrow. it looks like future cast 4 will predict by 9:00 a.m. it will be some light showers. what you are opening your presence and you look outside you may see brain barrier at one most of us will be under cloudy skies it is none of to lunch time
were the rain will cross the bridge is. every iran will be our kron santa rosa and you can see that it clearly defines that it will pushed through by 4:00 p.m.. the heaviest rain will be north of the golden gate bridge. >> we do not have much moisture associated. if you are located in the hills and into than half. i did a layoff for you on what you can expect for christmas day. rain will approach late morning. the temperatures will be in the mid 40's. mid 50s beyer afternoon high pure rain will b. as we take a t
afternoon high today, it will be 54 for richmond and 55 expected four hayward. there is unstable weather and to the middle of this week. it is 8:18 a.m.. >> we are monitoring an exceptionally light all right around the bay area. if this 98 surprise to anyone. there is hardly any commute today. the rise are so light is that the metering lights have not been activated. we did have some wind advisories for the bay area bridges but those were lifted a around 10 minutes to five. in even the golden gate bridge started off with ed wet deck. it has been completely cleared off.
the traffic is light enough around the bay area. we are taking on a little bit of extra duty. we will give you a live update on where a santa in is. >> last checked he was in vietnam. and he still is. and about 30 seconds he will be in norad he has deliver 1,000,000,500 packages already. we are tracking him using the site here. this is a joint venture between the canadian in the united states air force. we will hear more about this now. >> this is not the only place you contract santa.can tr
>> norasd has been tracking santa for years. they do have a private line. technology has involved and so has the way that kids keep tabs on santa. >> now there is a santa app for your phone. you can kick up on twitter as well. they have been tracking santa since 2004 but the two entities when separate ways. norad teamed up with someone different. gould go santa tracker has been tracking santa. santa has been making phone calls to good girls
and boys. kids of all ages can watch santa hop from continent to continent. if you're all doing shopping you can still follow him. >> in the bay area sports news. the 49ers fresh off a monster game against the patriots last week ran a three headed monster in seattle last night. rookie quarterback russell wilson threw for touchdowns, running back marchand lynch scored twice, and seattle's defense kept calling the cabinet and freight corp. from getting anything done. wilson's touchdown is put him one shy of pavement is a rookie record of 26. calcite lynch added 111 yds rushing and a 24 yd touchdown run on seattle's opening drive that
set the tone. cabinet and the 49ers struggle with the defendant noise echoing around centrally the field, making for a tough 49th birthday for 49ers coach jim harbaugh. >> the 49ers lost both born in davis and mario minicamp to injuries last night. the they will host the arizona cardinals next sunday in the regular-season finale. >> sunday was not any kinder to the raiders. tam new 10 through 4 171 yds and a touchdown and ran for 6 yds and a another score, and the carolina panthers defeated oakland 17 to six. the panthers held the raiders to 189 total yards and 12 first downs in a game
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will continue to see sunny skies. we will wrap up the cloud cover as we head into tonight. we will introduce moderate went into the forecast. >> tomorrow, christmas day we have major changes. rain will began late morning for the north bay and the course of the afternoon it will continue to drag its way south. we could see maybe a quarter of an inch to three- quarters of an inch of rain for most of the bay area. off a little bit more in higher elevations. >> here temperatures will be in the low 50s. more on your christmas holiday forecast coming up in my next report.
>> off at 830 is of traffic with george. >> this is a great day for a drive around the bay area. no traffic delays. the congestions. the hot spots. light conditions prevail all round the bay it. for have not seen any meeting last activated we have been in to give free on the upper deck and your dry weather to the east bay south bay, north bay or peninsula will be light and easy one. >> thank you have a developing story from of state for your. authorities say they are evacuating a lakeside neighborhood in western new york where to firefighters have been shot and killed while responding to a fire that was and golfing three homes. >> officials and the town of webster's a someone shot at firefighters early this morning when they arrived at the scene of a fire near the lake ontario shore just east of rochester. >> police surrounded the neighborhood are searching for the shooter. >> police have been searching the surrounding
neighborhoods. as the firefighters on four of them were shot. to kill this morning. >> in marin county in green beret in the bay area are developing story they are searching for a suspect a guy who was driving in stopped for a the you buy. >> he took off from the police and at one point a spot in the water overnight we do not know where he is. jackie sissel is live in greengrae. >> search and rescue teams are out here. they suspended the search kron 430 a m. now that daybreak has broken they are backed out looking. >> a whole thing started at around 12:30 p.m. last night in the town of dross. >> according to ross police department a pithey pulled over
a suspect for a d.u.i.. >> he took off on foot and jump over a fence and ultimately jumped into a creek. it is swollen now giving the rain we have had over the weekend. >> they had visual contact for about 100 yds. they kept encouraging him to get out of the water. ultimately they lost contact at that point they started to call in other agencies. the marin county sheriff's border. the canfield fire department. >> they called and a swift water rescue boat. it was out earlier this morning. they searched for about four hours. ultimately they suspended the search. you can see volunteers are back out here searching the creekside. apparently what they will do is walk on the creek we are at the bridge in greenbrae.
>> they will walk the length of the creek to see if they see any evidence of the suspect. >> jackie, in your experience they know this person is because they have their car. in your experience and does its thing was like a search they are concerned about the safety of or is it a search for a suspect. does this person have some kind of record in addition to being pulled over? >> if that part is on now. i did not know about his past. they are concerned about the well-being of the suspect. the water here in looks, calm. >> there is a lot of debris and a strong current is near the town of ross. >> that creek spills over into the town of ross. that water can get going. that is
their concern that he got tied up in some sort of debris. they are concerned about his well-being. >> thank you jackie. >> other stores we are following one of our favorite holiday stories. is the old bulls toy drive. >> people are coming by and dropping off toys. this is the 12th year during this at the oduols. >> nick is a town and ploy of rusty od uouls. >> 15,000 kids will wake up with toys tomorrow morning. >> if you can drive by and dropped them off. we have to unload. you can call as we can get a cab to deliver. if you can drop a toy of you
can make it small tomorrow. >> this is easy to do this. this is the first time in of the police, and the fire department and agencies coming together is that correct? >> is a the first time where we have everyone united to distribute the toys. >> now we are collecting up to 1000 toys. we have about 14,000 more to go. >> is the people and drop these off all day long? >> you could come by tonight in the middle of the night we will be here we are waiting for you. >> thank you. >> that is a lot of kids that need to is tomorrow. they do not want any child to be without a toy tomorrow. >> all of these toys will be delivered personally to them either through. >> we lost yoli . the toy drive is under way if you live in san francisco you could call luxor cap to pick up the toy and delivered
here over at lefty odouls. >> other news we are following richmond homicide rate are down this year. >> so far, the city is only 18 people killed about for 453 years ago and about half as many as the yearly average of the past decade. >> many credit improvement to law enforcement and community efforts. >> unlike other cities around the bay area, a richmond also increased their police force from 152150 in 2006 to 190 swat officers. >> the total crime rate is a down about 20 percent since 2006. >> a live look outside the san mateo bridge at on this christmas eve day. it is not raining. it is blue sky out there. temperatures on the chilly side pier 45 in redwood city. looking for high to mid-50s. >>
rafeal from january 1982. cars were not going anywhere in that water. and highway traffic fault down to one lane. >> we are taking a look at the conditions in washington state. they have had their worst travel conditions in 30 years. it looks pretty. it is hard to drive in. mother nature forced the closure of highway 2 over stevens pass. eyes and heavy snow caused treacherous conditions over the weekend. >> and with the closure of a major thoroughfare many people found themselves stranded on severelr barely del >> i was frustrated yesterday. i'm leon for today. >> @ employes to work at the nearby stevens pass ski resorts a attendances thousand skiers are able to assess the mountain due to
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>> (laughter) . >> let us take a look. >> she is and in my problem. we can see the conditions are great. --she is having a m ic problem. >> temperatures are climbing up into the fifties this afternoon. we have a cloud back up tonight. >> and a lot of cloud cover associated with the next system. we can see temperatures are not to bad now. there will dip into the 47 tonight. satellite and radar is the key to the bigger story of the bay area. that is translated for your christmas day. >> light rain for santa rosa still dry everywhere else.
light rain for the delta on christmas. the heart of the bay it will start to intensify for portions of the north bay. o'clock a heavy rain still sticks north ofge. we will see shower activity for livermore downpour at fremont and san jose as well. the main front slides through that we head into christmas night. here's a look at your afternoon highs. 55 for san francisco. 53 for san rafeal. ms. fifties for livermore and fremont 55 expected in sunnyvale. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows unsettled weather sticks around through midweek and then we are in for and other drying trend as we head into thursday and friday. >> a. 47 a m that is your weather here is traffic the morning george. >> the more erica we're monitoring if a light ride around the area there is not a commute. that is good news for you if you are heading out to the freeways. >> the bay bridge has light
traffic. light enough that we have not seen metering lights activated. >> the san mateo bridge we have seen no change in the drive time it has been 11 minutes. no crowding our problems. >> the golden gate bridge ride is free and easy. they're likely going to add a third north bound lane so unusual. there will not make the changeover until after 10:00. i will not be surprised if they do the 9:00 hour. >> a quick look to the traffic maps shows how light it is for the freeway in the east bay. 24, 680, is a state a no delays. south bay freeways are completely clear even 85 to the west valley. 280 to cupertino and the marin ride looks great. >> conditions are so light we have had time to take on extra duty here and traffic center. three are tracking santos progress around the globe. santa is actually in the middle of russia right now. this is a big country
it will take awhile to get through the countryside. at last check santa has delivered 1670 million packages already. norad is doing a great job of checking this location and also the packages is and will deliver. >> we know so much about the movement and house santsa does this thing. next to my kids, and they do ask. how does he do this how does he get around were a question mark >> i don't know. >> it has been speculated that he moves at the speed of light. as we talked about earlier in the earth's atmosphere that is hard to do because it would burn up. santa has and atmospheric separator. it is like a flash uses. the comic hero.
he uses an atmosphere separator. >>santa have to get to the fog he uses a beam emitter. that is the red nose on rudolph. >> took it for him out of miles above the earth has infrared detectors and that is how they can locate his location because of his bright red nose. >> we are following a story we will go live to upstate new york to rochester. firefighters responding to a house fire four of them shot two of them killed. >> let us listen in. >> is a very difficult situation. >> do you foresee any more victims? >> we have not been able to
enter the home to find out. the homes were occupied fortunately we have a tremendous 911 center. a tremendous first responders in this community. as the fire continued to spread because the homes or in close proximity to one another many citizens have tend to run out of their homes and placed themselves in harm's way. >> was the shooter in side of the burning house. >> i cannot speak to that at this time truthfully we do not know for sure. we do not know where he was on the initial shot for fired. we have firms responding police officers there was some pursuit on foot. i am not
sure where the shooter was initially. >> where was the shooter found dead? the shooter that we believed was found outside and proximity of the home. >> is a real narrow strip of land and i am not sure where exactly we believe it is on the north side of the road. the south side of the lake. >> do you believe that the shooter called 911. >> that information is information we do not have at this time. we have investigators working going in many different directions. the law enforcement partnership is tremendous. we have had numerous sheriff deputies and state troopers. also border patrol. we had state police helicopters. we had officers from marin and wayne county responding.
>> this from upstate new york and the rochester area. a fire this morning and firefighters responded to volunteer firefighters were shot dead. two others are in the hospital now in serious condition. we just learned the shooter is in fact dead. we do not know how the shooter died. >> what is worse this is a year after the same small town last year at this time someone said their house on fire killing his father and two brothers. in the same small town of webster york. the firefighters have to deal with is this is horrible. >> developing breaking news story that is happening from new york will have the latest as was our bay area news. to keep you posted on the weather and traffic as well. after the kron 4 morning as we have dr. phil contact.on tap.
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>> will come back is 856. many it was a little too much eggnog or bad fashion sense. during yesterday's cowboy saints game at the commentator who there will most a johnson and tony sirgusa or sporting christmas theme sweaters during the broadcast very hard to decide who wore it better. >> is more serious like it was fun festival. >> we will be right back at the kron 4 morning news continues. we will track santa show you his progress. pg&e working to restore power. we will have more on the rain that left and the
>> (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. >> kron 4 news at 9:00 a.m. stores now. >> top stories we're following right now. >> two firefighters are dead a total of four shots, while fighting three fires near rochester, new york. >> new details coming up. >> a routine traffic stop prompt a search for a suspect in the course of their creek. >>corsa madra creek. >> we are seeing some areas of fog especially in the north bay valley where visibility in santa rosa is
down to two and one-half miles. >> napa what looks good. fairfield down to zero visibility. you could see everyone else we have a lot of sunshine is a really nice day to get a break from all the storms we saw over the weekend. >> patchy dense fog mainly in the north bay will be a cool start. this afternoon a lot of sunshine and will stay dry a dozen conditions are in store. this evening mostly cloudy with wins. we are looking get more rain to arrive in the area especially for christmas day. >> temperatures in the upper '40's in downtown tampa cisco. 47 oakland and san carlos. >> san francisco downtown is in the '40's. >> we are continuing to track a light ride around the bay area. at the bay bridge toll plaza conditions are and have been light. the metering lights have not been activated and we have an incident free. we are still looking at lighter than usual traffic. the
state, peninsula, south bay and north bay ride. >> thank you george at 9:01 a.m. more breaking news. this is from miami. investigators are looking at suspicious item in the miami international airport. >> this is happening in the south terminal. >> this is a developing story, we will bring you more permission as it becomes available. >> the other developing story nationwide big news coming in to kron 4. out of webster york., n.y.. >> gunshots rang out as firefighters responded to a blaze at a house in upstate new york today. >> officials say four firefighters were shot. at least two of them died.
>> authorities believe someone shot at them shortly after they got out their vehicles at the home in the town of webster. >> four hours, the gunfire stop firefighters are working to extinguish the flames and forced police swat teams to evacuate on the area. >> authorities describe the scene right now as an active crime scene. >> four of the firefighters were shot to are deceased. there were transported to area hospitals. it is still an active crime scene we have firefighters at the location. it took a while to make it safe to put out the fire. >> we have firefighters putting out the fire at this time. it is an active crime scene. >> as i said they had worked out the fires. they cannot get in because they feared for their safety after two firefighters were killed there in new york. it does appear that the shooter is dead as well. >> here in the bay area
police said greenbraer was stopped by police and jumped in the corta maser darea creek. >> did they think that he drowned? are they searching for close?. >> we are seeing search and rescue cues from the marin county search and rescue unit. two dozen of them started to search the bay of the swollen creek near the college of moran a couple of miles from where i am. >> this is where this whole incident sparked apparently around 12:30 p.m.--12:30 p.m.. >> the suspect was stopped for a retain d.u.i.. he took off on foot and jumped into the creek. >> the search and rescue
unit was called out at about 1:00 a.m.. they put a water rescue boat into the water until about 430. >> about daybreak we started to see two dozen volunteers from the volunteer search and rescue unit start to comb the area from the creek looking for any sign of the suspect. >> for his safety. >> the waters are, however, in greenbras and much extra woe and much stronger current where the suspect jumped in. >> there is concern about his safety. they will walk from the college down to the bay itself to look for any evidence. so far they have not come up with anything. obviously, still a developing story. if we get
new information we will pass along very >> thank you jackie. >> lawmakers say it will be hard to get back to work after the vacation for the break. and hard to reach compromise. that is what they intend to do. returning to washington on thursday following the christmas holiday. >> time is running out to avert the fiscal cliff of tax increases in domestic program cuts in january. >> some members of congress are growing more skeptical of the budget will go over the cliff because is what the president of spirit >> we cannot negotiate with someone who does not want to negotiate. >> if the president is in hawaii for christmas. he will cut his vacation short to do with congress. the deadline is a week away. >> income-tax rates will go on just about everyone on general first. >> and employment benefits will expire for many as well. >> thousand nurses are
walking off the job today at 9 bay area hospitals. >> nurses with sutter health alta bates summit medical center are asking for negotiating labor contracts and improvement in patient care protection to such a staffing levels, health benefits, and sick days. >> strikers a hospital officials want to reduce the number of paid sick days for nurses and technicians, while eliminating health care coverage for those will while eliminating health care coverage for those will work fewer [ man ] it's big. supports in times of need. same with aladdin. the biggest in bail. no one has lower prices, is faster or more professional. aladdin bail bonds. bigger because we're better.
>> welcome back. new informations out of western new york or gunman dead is dead and police now say the four firefighters he shot the victims of a trap. >> the web to police chief says two of the firefighters were killed and two others hospitalized after the ambush on a spit of land on lake ontario just north east of rochester. >> he also says the gunman is dead and of the police officer was driving by his injuries from shrapnel. >> one of the slain firefighters is also a town police lieutenant. >> is coming on christmas eve morning. >> we turn our attention to holiday news and nationwide as well. >> people say they are not
spending as much money as the anticipated. >> for a black friday weekend was good. sales rose 2.7%. then cells fail 4.3% a week ending december 15th. last week spending decrease another 245%. before that they thought the holiday spending was quick to increase. but instead it went down. >> there are rumors that apple is warning on a fairer lighter ipad 5. >> the new version is expected to have a 9.7 in. screen. >> the fifth generation ipad is like the schedule to be released in march of next year. >> apple is also a mist a production trial of the second-generation ipad mini. >> the hobbit an unexpected
journey has held on to the top spot at the weekend box office. >> the film took in over $36 million easily beating a rush of holiday newcomers. meanwhile, tom cruise is jack richer came in second place with a $15.6 million debut. >> and opening at no. 3 with $12 million was the marital comedy this is 40. >> the guilt trip, at three version of monsters ink and cirque du soleil: world away also opened this weekend. >> we will have the weather forecast coming up and were the rain is expected to [ woman ] ring. ring.d were progresso.
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>> we have some incredible video from san mateo sent by one of the viewers. >> as rain poured into a hillsdale mall parking lot look at the water. >> you could see it rushing down the steps of the stairwell cause and the surrounding air to parsley flood. though was a walk down the stairs without facing the risk of slipping. >> this morning were working up to much better conditions at the flooding its parts of the bay area. the latest from the national weather service. all hydro issue from yesterday have cited. >> all streams and creeks
are within their banks again. >> the napa river has peaked and is beginning to recede. >> the current level is 94 4 ft., while flood stage is at 16 ft. so we are much below that. >> the flood warning for the napa river has been cancelled. >> i want to show you a look at the interstate 80. heading eastbound king bell area. we have a winter storm watch in the areas north was a for the lake tahoe area. this is for christmas day. right now we are tracking fog this morning for visibility in the north bay santa rosa is down to zero. the bottle now you are looking good. >> everywhere else there is clear visibility. things look nice on this christmas eve morning. >> we are expecting more rain to come this way that could impact christmas day.
satellite and radar showing another area of a band of moisture coming through. it will start from the north. late morning early afternoon and by the afternoon and early evening a lot of the rain will spread into the greater bay area. >> here is your futurecast. tomorrow morning on christmas morning towards saddam rosa, a petaluma the green shows light rain coming in by the afternoon. the heavier ban comes into santa rosa. a light cream filling in mourned the new hours. it may get heavy at times especially in the afternoon like 3:00 for san raphael, vallejo, an apple. we have to watch river levels were potentially will rise. >> tomorrow evening 6:00 moderate to heavy rain coming through san francisco in the east bay, hayward, redwood city, san bruno. again, is is not a
bit system as for the moisture is concerned it will not be like yesterday. we will still get some decent rain out of it may be a half-inch. >> if you are in san jose you may start to see it around tomorrow night. for most of christmas day for you in the south bay should be dry. our sierra forecast we have a winter storm watch in effect starting tomorrow morning for wednesday morning. we are looking at a white christmas. four-8 in. possible. 2,500 ft. higher elevations more than a foot. good news for small orders and skiers. >> you also want to bring your chains. >> high for today a lot of sunshine. temperatures in downtown mid fifties. 54 in richmond. 55 in santa rosa and san mateo mid-50s. concord getting up to around 54 degrees. >> no problems getting out to the malls to finish or last-minute christmas shopping. >> here is a look at your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows try to day.
tomorrow we have more rain on the way. by the afternoon a lot of bus was in the rain. again, not as much moisture as compared to the last couple of days. >> wednesday leftover showers. thursday and friday drying out. more chance for rain on saturday. >> the time is 919 a m here is george did traffic. the morning. >> good morning annny. >> there's really no commute based on the traffic flows. >> the bay bridge is light conditions it has been this way all morning. in fact it is a little lighter than it was an hour and a half ago. >> no delays if you are heading to this bridge or to this bridge the san mateo. >> highway 92 and easy ride in both directions wide-open conditions. >> as well as the golden gate bridge and 101 north and south bound. it does not
look as though they have added a third lane northbound but they could still very well do it this hour. >> the traffic maps checking drive time is the commute for the east shore freeway the drive is down to 11 to 12 minutes. that is from high way for all the way down to university. that is as good as it gets. a little slowing in the north bound direction before to 14 leleading to walnut creek. >> the guadalupe parkway in past a 280 interchange looks good. your ride through the bottle on 101 southbound is delays free as well as central san raphael- raphaelnavato. >> storm tracker traffic tracker and now santa tracker. >> with the help of the norad we have been keeping track of santa. he is on the other side of the world. i think he is in tree long gone now. santa is again
siraanlanka. >> at last check he had delivered 1870 million packages. santa is keeping busy. we are keeping track of santa by way of norad. the northern aerospace defense command. they are using a system of santa cans and radar installations and satellites keep track of santa for you this morning and throughout the day. >> it would be there to help take pictures. beating on wall street the dow jones industrial average down 60 points now. very light trading. the market's close at 1:00. 10:00 our time. with that light volume we
were expecting--the dow was down over 100 points on friday. another 60 on this monday. concerned about no deal for the fiscal cliff. >> we are following a live look from indianapolis. >> the indianapolis colts' head coach returning to team headquarters where the dressing clareaddressing playerd coaches. >> italy from the team is returning today. >> (cheers and applause) the happiest day of my life was july 1, 1989. that is
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nursing staff is a 1 to 2 ratio. they're both at risk for bleeding and other things. there are being monitored for bleeding. they are being monitor to for neurological functions. bp the respiratory support that one of the firefighters is leading he is able to breathe on his home buffett he may need for the support over the next two days. with his pulmonary injury. >> it is hard to know and the first couple of hours how long they will need to be in intensive care. >> how critical was at the time to get them here. >> customer is always better in trauma. the fact that it is colder can help with neurological injuries cannot go for a bleeding. both jim
and were at risk of bleeding. >> one of the firefighters has some burn injuries on the back of his head and other places. they are minor compared to the gunshot wound injuries. the main injuries are the penetrating injuries they sustained. >> it is a bullet track that did not enter into his own in when the skin and soft tissue. it hit the side of the joint. >> i have just been looking at their medical care. there have been a lot of people in their rooms i cannot say what they have talked to. i cannot tell you that.
>> they have released the names. kenyon college kid condition updates to the regular directo you can call the regular directory and get updates. >> two were wounded and two other firefighters were killed and the gunman was found dead. >> the firefighters and in unsuspecting to put out a far more southerly under fire themselves. >> they were ambushed as the gunman was waiting for them here's what the police chief had to say. >> it does appear that it was a trap that was set. for
first responders. we do not have cognitive reasons at this time. we are trying to. we are hampered by the fact that the home was engulfed in fire. we cannot even get our criminal investigators into the scene. the fire is out of control. >> he said fires because the start with one what looks as if it was a trap to bring the firefighters. when they cannot fight the fire its spread to three houses. >> we will keep falling the latest out of webster which is whnear rochester york. >> and little chance to dry out before the next storm. >> anny hong at the latest. >> we are waking up to dense fog on this is a thief. fog in santa rosa and the north bay where visibility is less
than half a mile. >> it is clear sailing everywhere else on this christmas the. >> some areas of patch dense fog mainly in the north bay. a lot of sunshine. it will be dry in pleasant for the day. mostly cloudy conditions and some light winds. we're looking for rain to arrive for your christmas day. >> temperatures now 51 in downtown san francisco. oakland at 47. redwood city offer '40's. concord mid- 40s. vallejo at 39. in santa rosa and chilly 37 degrees. >> will bring down the rain in futurecast in a minute. first here is george with a traffic the morning. >> good morning anny. we are continuing to monitor a light ride around the bay area. she has been so light of the bridges that we have not seen any back up at the bay bridge or the activation of the metering lights for the west bound ride. it
continues to be any commute with light traffic for your commute in the east bay, south bay, and peninsula and north bay as well. >> thank you george. lefty odouls collecting toys for children. >> let us turn to yoli a live report. >> good morning marc. just drive by and they will take the toys from you. they are trying to do the last push to get as many toys as possible. it is 15,000 children who may not have any choice. this is why they're really trying to make a last push for people to come by and donate. they are making it easy to donate. you can drive by and dropped off. if you cannot do that than you could actually call a cab service
through the bay area nothing compared to what we saw 30 years ago. video in the kron 4 archives. in san raphael. in january of 1982 cars were submerged at this gas station. the video from 101 is completely flooded out. january 1982 a lot more severe flooding them what we saw over the weekend. this flooding lead to major flooding downtown. several homes were destroyed. we looked through the archives and see what we can find. a good reminder that things could be worse. >> no traffic this morning in sunshine shipping of to be a nice day. from our mount tam see is crystal clear. beautiful out today.
>> welcome back it is 944. before go to the king of the commutes let us go over to anny and look at the weather. >> we're looking at highway 50 admirers were you concede the folks on the side of the road. ba >> more snow expected in the light tahoe area. there is a winter storm watch tomorrow in effect. will break that down a bit. >> in the bay area we have blue sky that looks really nice. finally getting a break from the rain. a lot of sunshine today increasing clouds for tonight. christmas day the morning looks pretty good for most of bus. unless you're in the north bay we can see rain moved in by the afternoon the rain does become widespread. beyond that we are looking at showers potentially for wednesday. that we try out again after that. >> 37 in santa rosa. 44 and
napa. vallejo 39. some areas of dense fog this morning. santa rosa less than half a mile visibility. otherwise most areas are looking good. 51 in downtown. mid '40's for a city. redwood city in the upper '40's as well. >> the sow and radar picture shows another system bringing in more clouds. we will see the rain for tomorrow 3 will be moderate to heavy. i did not expect to hold a lot of moisture. not terribly concerned now with better flooding. we can still some minor flooding especially into parts of the north bay. >> christmas morning at 9:00 a.m. light rain in santa rosa, thelma. you may see some rain for christmas morning. by the afternoon you can see santa rosa moderate to heavy rain. the light rain filled in farther south and southeast.
>> by 3:00 into san raphael, vallejo, napa. >> by the evening hours downtown san francisco, had become fremont near the peninsula. it is a fairly quick and fast living system. we have a winter storm watch affect from tuesday morning to wednesday morning. the highs for today mid-50s in downtown very 56 for oakland. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows rain tomorrow for christmas day. wednesday a few showers possible. that we are drying out for thursday and friday. >> here is george traffic. the morning. >> good morningy anny. not much to slow your ride. the bay bridge to play free no matter light. >> the san mateo bridge ride
looks good. highway 92 both directions like here on both the east and west bound side. for your golden gate bridge ride still in the drive as we predicted that they have switched over the lanes and added a third line of the north bound direction. traffic is so light on what would normally be the commute direction the southbound side now the bridge is balanced with three lines in this direction. >> with a quick look to the traffic maps with great dry times. 12 minutes hercules to berkeley. no delays to the caldecott tunnel. 101, 280, 85 all agreed in the south bay. the north bay ride is also an easy trip from 37 down to the golden gate bridge. >> one last check this hour of santas progress around the world. at last look i think he was in afghanistan. that is where it was last seen. so he is still working
that area. we were trying to calculate how many kids sat and had to deliver. he just kicked over the 2 billion gift mark. >> he hit the 2 billion gift mark u.s. the question how many gifts does he have to deliver? i ha did a check. it is now 7060 million. santa has in the 5 billion gets to go he has his work cut out for him. >> one of the reasons why you cannot see santa when it comes to your house is because based on the number of stops he estimates he's only there for 310 thousands of a second. you have to look fast. thank you george. people capture our
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